Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger
May 23, 2021
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announces Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, the first exhibition to present together the work of Watt and Luger, two leading Indigenous contemporary artists whose processes both focus on collaborative artmaking. Exploring the collective process of creation, Each/Other will feature 24 mixed media sculptures, wall hangings, and large-scale installation works by Marie Watt (Seneca, Scottish, German) and Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, and European), along with a new monumental artist-guided community artwork. While each artist’s practice is rooted in collaboration, they have never before worked together or been exhibited alongside one another in a way that allows audiences to see both the similarities and contrasts in their work. Curated by John P. Lukavic, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Native Arts at the DAM, this exhibition will be on view from May 23, 2021, through August 22, 2021.
“We are honored to serve as a platform for the incredible work of Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger, and to bring their collaborative approach to artistic creation to our community,” said Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM. “This exhibition underscores the museum’s ongoing commitment to supporting, presenting, and collecting contemporary artists from the Indigenous community and around the world. Next year’s project with Watt and Luger offers the unique opportunity for us to invite the public to participate in the creative artmaking process and display the resulting work for all visitors to experience.”
Image: Marie Watt (Seneca), Butterfly, 2015, reclaimed wool blankets, satin binding, thread, cotton twill tape, and tin jingles, 94 x 126 in. Collection of Denver Art Museum. Copyright Marie Watt.